Georgetown settles with officer who tripped students

The Georgetown Police Department is investigating after one of their officers was captured on video attempting to push and trip teenagers. (Courtesy: Rohan Gupta / YouTube)

GEORGETOWN, Texas — A Georgetown police officer who was suspended last year for 40 days for tripping a high school student has settled with the city to reduce his punishment. Officer George Bermudez claims his punishment wasn’t fair, and his attorney cited cases where two other Georgetown officers who had more egregious issues had lesser punishments than he did.

At the time of his suspension, Police Chief Wayne Nero said in a 19-page disciplinary report that Bermudez “brought discredit upon yourself, your fellow officers and our community. Your inappropriate actions have caused a fracture in our public trust – a matter that is not easily corrected.”

Bermudez served his punishment back in June and is still with the police department. Since the issue was resolved in mediation, neither party can release the settlement. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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